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OPTICS AND OPTICAL PHENOMENA





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   • aberration, optical
   • aberration of starlight
   • absorptance
   • absorption
   • accommodation
   • achromatic lens
   • active optics
   • adaptive optics
   • after-image
   • Airy disk
   • albedo
   • anastigmat(ic)
   • angle of incidence
   • angle of reflection
   • angle of refraction
   • Antoniadi scale
   • aperture
   • apochromat(ic)
   • astigmatism
   • atmospheric extinction
   • atmospheric refraction
   • averted vision

   • Barlow lens
   • Benham's disk
   • binoculars
   • Bragg angle
   • Bragg's law
   • Brandon eyepiece
   • Brewster's law
   • Brocken specter

   • camera
   • camera lucida and camera obscura
   • candlepower
   • chemiluminescence
   • chromatic aberration
   • collimator
   • color
   • coma, optical
   • complimentary colors
   • concave
   • contact lenses
   • contrast
   • convex
   • corrector plate
   • coudé focus
   • critical angle
   • crown glass
   • crystal optics
   • curvature of field

   • dark adaptation
   • Dawes' limit
   • depth of field
   • depth perception
   • dextrorotatory
   • dichroism
   • diffraction
   • diffraction grating
   • diffraction pattern
   • diffraction-limited
   • dispersion
   • distortion
   • Doppler effect
   • double refraction
   • doublet

   • eidetic image
   • entrance pupil
   • EUV
   • exit pupil
   • extended wear contact lenses
   • eye relief
   • eyepiece
   • eyepoint

   • Fabry lens
   • Faraday rotation
   • field curvature
   • field lens
   • field of view
   • field stop
   • figuring
   • filter
   • flat
   • flat field
   • flint glass
   • fluorescence
   • f-number
   • focal length
   • focal plane
   • focal point
   • focal ratio
   • focal reducer
   • fringing

   • ghost image

   • holography

   • image
   • image tube
   • incandescence
   • interference
   • interference pattern
   • iridescence

   • laevorotatory
   • laser
   • laws of reflection
   • lens
   • light pollution
   • luminance
   • luminescence
   • luminous flux
   • luminous intensity

   • magnification
   • magnifying glass
   • meniscus lens
   • microscope
   • Mie scattering
   • mirage
   • mirror
   • monochromatic

   • Nasmyth focus
   • Newton's color disk
   • Newton's rings
   • Nicol prism
   • nulling

   • objective
   • optical activity
   • optical axis
   • optical interferometer
   • optics

   • penumbra
   • periscope
   • phosphorescence
   • photodissociation
   • photoelectric effect
   • photoluminescence
   • photometer
   • photometry
   • photopolarimeter
   • plano-concave lens
   • plano-convex lens
   • polarimeter
   • polarimetry
   • polarization
   • polarized light
   • Poynting-Robertson effect
   • primary mirror
   • prime focus
   • prism
   • Purkinje effect

   • radiation pressure
   • rainbow
   • Ramsden disk
   • Rayleigh criterion
   • Rayleigh scattering
   • reflecting telescope
   • reflection
   • reflection, laws of
   • refracting telescope
   • refraction
   • refractive index
   • refractometer
   • resolution
   • resolving power
   • Rochon prism

   • scattering
   • seeing
   • segmented mirror
   • shadow
   • spherical aberration
   • spherometer
   • stereoscope

   • telescope
   • thermoluminescence
   • toric contact lenses
   • total internal reflection
   • transfer lens
   • triboluminescence
   • triplet

   • visible light

   • Wollaston prism

   • X-ray crystallography
   • X-ray diffraction

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